‘Worst penalty ever’ sees miraculous save after Carabao Cup star slips on run-up

Accrington Stanley winger Korede Adedoyin produced a classic Carabao Cup moment as his side lost to Bradford City on penalties.

The League Two pair faced off in the first round on Tuesday night looking to book a spot in round two. Alex Pattison had given the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time, before Josh Andrews levelled midway through the second half.

That meant a penalty shootout – and a very unfortunate moment for Adedoyin. Both sides started well in the spot-kick lottery, with Bradford going 2-1 ahead after three efforts.

Accrington then missed their second as the Bantams scored their third to make it 3-1, leaving Adedoyin facing a crucial penalty. The 22-year-old probably thought 'I'm Your Man' as he stepped up at the Wham Stadium. However, it wasn't to be for the star, who saw his effort saved in a quite remarkable manner.

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Adedoyin slipped as he took his penalty, causing the ball to roll slowly towards the goal. Bradford goalkeeper Harry Lewis had dived the wrong way but somehow managed to recover to launch himself across the line and keep out Adedoyin's pee-roller attempt.

The winger's failed effort proved costly as Clarke Oduor converted Bradford's fourth spot-kick straight after to send Mark Hughes' side through to the second round at the expense of sorry Stanley.

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All anyone could talk about after the game was Adedoyin's quite incredible effort. One supporter said: "One of the worst penalties you’ll ever see at Accrington Stanley v Bradford tonight…"

Someone else commented: "That’s sensational." While a third joked: "What a save." Another fan wrote: "I'm howling at the keeper's dive." As a fifth user added: "Brilliant best pen I’ve ever seen."

Bradford will now enter the second round, where they could face established Premier League sides like Chelsea, Tottenham, Wolves and Everton.

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